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RHUS SUCCEDANEA (JAPANESE) FRUIT WAX

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources; Other LOW concerns: Data gaps

About RHUS SUCCEDANEA (JAPANESE) FRUIT WAX: Rhus Succedanea Fruit Wax is a wax obtained from the mesocarp of the fruit of Rhussuccedanea.

Function(s): Binder; Viscosity Increasing Agent - Nonaqueous; BINDING; EMOLLIENT; VISCOSITY CONTROLLING

Synoym(s): RHUS SUCCEDANEA FRUIT WAX, JAPAN (RHUS SUCCEDANEA) WAX; JAPAN WAX; JAPAN WAXES; JAPANESE FRUIT WAX; RHUS SUCCEDANEA WAXES; WAXES, JAPAN; WAXES, RHUS SUCCEDANEA

Multiple, additive exposure sources

Concern Reference
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA Everything Added to Food

Data gaps

Concern Reference
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
17 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Data Sources

CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer